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From "Jack Krupansky" <>
Subject Re: The book: Solr 4.x Deep Dive - Early Access Release #1
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:07:23 GMT
Pricing model is still up for grabs. For now, it's just $10 a shot. No fancy 
plan or anything.

I don't expect most people to want an update every month, maybe a couple of 
times a year. Or, basically, when some major change occurs, like I add 
coverage of an area that wasn't covered before, like highlighting, spatial, 
SolrCloud, etc.

For people who buy now, there probably won't be major functional changes 
over the next month. Probably mostly a lot of cleanup, adding more examples, 
etc. Or, maybe I do cover a couple more topics a month out. You can wait two 
weeks for cleanup, but you won't be missing out on any functional 
improvements if you buy today and skip the next rev in two weeks and then 
buy an update in a month. Or buy now, get started, and then check out the 
changes at the end of the summer.

Reminder to myself: I need to start a blog to alert people for changes as 
they occur.

And this is just the initial stab at a "model".

"what is to prevent someone from purchasing just the last instalment?"

As I said in another response, there won't ever be a "last instalment". Solr 
keeps changing. I'll keep adding examples and explanations even if the 
feature/reference doesn't change. And I'll be adding more and more tutorial, 
narrative, guidance to the whole book as time goes on.

And to be clear, at some point I would like to find a distribution system 
that does support a true subscription model.

And... online access will happen at some point as well.

And... multi-volume print will happen at some point as well - buy only the 
volumes you want.

-- Jack Krupansky

-----Original Message----- 
From: Gora Mohanty
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: The book: Solr 4.x Deep Dive - Early Access Release #1

On 22 June 2013 00:11, Jack Krupansky <> wrote:
> Okay, it's DONE. Here's the Lulu link, ready to go:
> (Or, go to and just search for "Solr" - It's the only hit so 
> far.)
> Price is $9.99 for now (I get $8.10 of that, BTW, in case you're wondering
> how Lulu works - minus $0.90 (10%)  "base price" to host the file,
> bandwidth, credit card processing, etc., and minus another $0.90 (10%) for
> Lulu's "share, a total of 19% to Lulu.)
> I'll see how the response is over the next two weeks and maybe adjust the
> price. I almost went with $14.99 or even $19.99, but I  decided this was a
> decent introductory special. I mean, if it was complete, I might sell the
> e-book for $25 or $29.99 or so.

Great! Thank you. This looks like it would be a wonderful
addition to our Solr library, and the price seems fine.

Could you clarify as to how you expect this pricing model
to work? Would you expect people to pay $10/month for
update? If so, as someone asked earlier, what is to prevent
someone from purchasing just the last instalment?


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